Actually, you know I just realized that Steve Israel is just mouthing the same Obama nonsense. This is code language. It kept bothering me that after Obama’s treachery yesterday specifically about Social Security why all of a sudden he was talking about Medicare. Then it just dawned on me, Israel is trying to frame the fight going forward by setting the left most pole of the debate as a trade off between Medicare and Social Security. This is how they plan to attack the rising anger on the Left and to try to outflank us.

Follow me on this: Israel makes a so-called “impassioned” speech about Medicare, at least this is how the story is leaked. Then in a few days Obama makes some noises about not touching Medicare. Some of you fall for it and think you got him to back down on that maybe you can get him to back down on Social Security. Then at that time the Obama trolls come out and start to say you are being unreasonable. They’ll say, “All he wants to do is “adjust” COLAs.” You got Medicare (as if this is even something that could be questioned) so you should give in on the chained CPI. They get you bogged down in fighting their trolls by claiming that you are not being unreasonable. Then some on the Left start to peel off because as usual they’re more afraid of appearing unreasonable than of accepting unreasonable policies.  Meanwhile Obama continues trying to make himself appear above the fray and doing the “serious” things against special interests i.e. YOU and 95% of the Democratic Party, even though nothing about this is serious and certainly not a winner politically. He wins the battle and messes up Social Security but loses re-election and destroys the Democratic Party in the interim.

You see, they’re trying to set us up to believe the most we can get out of this shit-uation is just Medicare and that we should be happy we even got that. The way forward must be unflinching and maximalist. We not only refuse anything being put out there, we demand a removal of the taxable earnings cap and an increase in Social Security. Make the Left pole truly to the Left. Even if I’m wrong, which I don’t believe I am, what could it hurt? What do we have to lose?

I saw that Jane earlier said that Israel will kick in to be a good soldier in order to keep his job. But in this I think she’s wrong. He’s already being the good soldier doing what is being asked of him.

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